Jim and Betty Brinkman

Posted: May. 31, 2014 5:00 pm Updated: Jul. 12, 2014 6:15 pm

Jim and Betty Brinkman of the Bradford Villa, 1122 Koch's Lane, Villa 4, and formerly of Fowler, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner June 7 at their son's home, hosted by their children.

Mr. Brinkman and the former Elizabeth Obert were married June 7, 1949, in St. Francis Church.

Mrs. Brinkman is a daughter of the late Ed and Edith Obert. Mr. Brinkman is a son of the late Lawrence and Marie Brinkman.

They are the parents of Shari (Ralph) Arment of Bartonville, Texas, Karen (Joe) Venvertloh and Keith (Sharon) Brinkman, all of Quincy, Jim (Karen) Brinkman of Fowler and the late Sandy (Leo) Runser. They have 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren with another one arriving in July; a grandchild is deceased.

Before his retirement, Mr. Brinkman was employed by Electric Wheel Co., Titan Wheel and Brinkman Plumbing. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mrs. Brinkman retired from Jack's. She is a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and St. Joseph Catholic Church Ladies Auxiliary.

They are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The couple met at a picnic.

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